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The "Getting Started with Django" guide now offers no alternative but using PostgreSql. If I remember correctly, there was MySQL a year or so ago. Is that random or is there a background I better know about? Like MySQL being bought by an evil corporation, now following the way of mod_python, or anything? Or is PostgreSQL just better (for Django? for using at Webfaction? in general?)?

asked 27 Oct '10, 12:27

nuigurumi
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There's no real significance to that - we just chose to use PostgreSQL in our example. If you want to use MySQL instead, feel free to do so.

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answered 27 Oct '10, 12:40

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Just to chime in -- we use postgresql for production, but sqlite for development testing (in pretty much single user mode). Problem with postgresql (at the shared host setup) is that you cannot easily "drop" your database at command line. We use a fabric script to drop and recreate the database. Whereas with sqlite you just delete the file. Of course that is NOT suitable for any serious production setup.

P.K.

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answered 27 Oct '10, 16:02

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